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The Human encounter with death- S. Grof

The
Human Encounter
With Death


by STANISLAV GROF, M.D. 
& JOAN HALIFAX, PH.D. 
with a Foreword by ELISABETH KÜBLER-ROSS, M.D



Stanislav Grof, M.D., and Joan Halifax, Ph.D., have a unique authority and competence in the interpretation of the human encounter with death. Theirs is an extraordinary range of experience, in clinical research with psychedelic substances, in cross-cultural and medical anthropology, and in the analysis of Oriental and archaic literatures. Their pioneering work with psychedelics administered to individuals dying of cancer opened domains of experience that proved to be nearly identical to those already mapped in the "Books of the Dead," those mystical visionary accounts of the posthumous journeys of the soul. The Grof/Halifax book and these ancient resources both show the imminent experience of death as a continuation of what had been the hidden aspect of the experience of life.
—Joseph Campbell

The authors have assisted persons dying of cancer in tra…

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